IF YOU ARE IN LONDON, DEFENETELY MUST PARTICIPATE TO THE EVENT- Refugees and the crisis of responsibility
This lecture focuses on the dominant visual culture around the recent ‘refugees crisis’ in Europe. Drawing on a typology of relevant images across media, it maps out the field of visibility within which refugees become perceptible to European publics and examines the distinct forms of responsibility, which the refugees are associated with (monitorial, affective, activist, post-humanitarian). In conclusion, it raises questions about the capacity of these forms of responsibility to engage with refugees as human others and to promote a culture of care and solidarity, outlining alternative media practices that could possibly foster different visual cultures.
DATE AND TIME
Thu 10 November 2016 17:00 – 19:00 GMT
University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street Room: UG04
London, W1B 2HT, United Kingdom